Triathlon Training Day 1

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Date of event

Sunday 21st May 2017


Dorney Lake, Berkshire


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About the event

Please note that there is another Training Day on 25 June if you can’t make this date

Do you need help to prepare you for your first triathlon? Or do your want to improve your times this year? The specialists and coaches of RG Active will be on hand to present sessions focusing on all three disciplines of the triathlon and give you a chance to practise your transitions.

RG Active sees over 5000 people each season helping them in every way imaginable as they aim to meet their multisport objectives whether that is to get themselves to the finish line, qualify for their country or just have a really good time! The highly qualified and experienced coaching team helping you on your training day include John Brame, Dermott Hayes, Marsha el-Hage, Karen Weir, Martin Shipp, Simon Kibble. Between them they provide coaching for athletes of all levels of fitness and ability from first time triathletes through to seasoned professionals and elite performers.

Starting an open water triathlon with confidence is key for every competitor, and our aim is to provide you with all the advice and support to help you achieve this. The training will be aimed at both complete novices doing their first triathlon as well as those who have completed 1-2 triathlons but still feel like they need help on improving their triathlon technique early in the season. The sessions will provide you with both practical and theoretical advice.

These are just some of the things you will cover:


Open water swimming techniques including mass/group starts, course sighting, swimming toys and equipment, turning, fitting and removing wetsuit etc. There will be special provision for nervous and first-time open-water swimmers.


Knowing and preparing your bike, bike rules and regs, bike position, bike equipment and nutrition and hydration on the bike leg.


Efficient run technique, good warm up and post exercise stretching, pace judgement, running drills.


Kit layout, transition set-up, options to save time, applicable rules.

Numbers will be limited so early application is required.


9.00 am – 9.45 am Registration – Please make your way directly to the RG Active training area on the opposite side
of the lake to which you park your car. You will need to go via the competitor village and if you are unsure please do
not hesitate to ask an RG Active or Human Race member of staff (see map). On arrival at the training area you will
be signed in and allocated a group A, B or C and given further instructions.

10.00 am Welcome and outline of the day will be held where athletes will be given an outline of the days events and
given a chance to meet all the RG Active coaches that will be looking after them for the day.

10.30 am Your first training/skills session: Open water swimming training (A) or bike/transition training (B) or run
training (C).

12:00pm Your second training/skills session: Open water swimming training (C) or bike/transition training (A) or run
training (B).

1.30 pm Lunch: Hot and cold drinks along with a selection of snacks will be available to buy within the training area,
but we recommend all athletes bringing their own packed lunch.

2.30 pm Your third and final training/skills session: Open water swimming training (B) or bike/transition training (C) or
run training (A).

4.15 pm Final comments from your coaches and de-brief of the days events.

Age Requirements

Minimum Age 13 at 31 December, 2017.



Whilst having a BTF licence covers your liability to take part in our events it doesn’t cover your equipment. Why not check out the equipment section and our partner Yellow Jersey Cycle Insurance to see what they can offer?




Zone3 - Hi Res - Lifestyle (169)Continuing our partnership with Zone3 for 2017, they are here to offer you one of the fastest ranges of wetsuits on the market to hire or buy, perfect for our events.

Zone3 has quickly become one of the most exciting and successful brands on the market thanks to its high performance products which year on year have achieved the highest industry reviews based on speed, comfort, price point and innovation.

Zone3 are offering their Advance wetsuit as part of their hire service for Human Race events. The Advance has won many awards including 220 Triathlon magazine’s “Best Buy” award and has become the market leader for first-timers and those on a budget. The suit is made from super flexible, highly buoyant neoprene for an assured swim performance.

You can purchase or hire a Zone3 wetsuit to make sure you’re fully prepared for your event at the Human Race Hub here.


We are often asked if wetsuits have to be worn at our events. But the wearing of wetsuits in triathlon is governed by British Triathlon rules and is totally dependent on water temperature one hour before the start of the event.

Water Temperature Wetsuit Rule
Water Temp less than 14 degrees Wetsuits are COMPULSORY
Water temp 14 – 22 degrees Wetsuits are OPTIONAL
Water temp above 22 degrees Wetsuits are BANNED

We do say that wetsuits in fact help with buoyancy and warmth, so we strongly recommend that you wear one if they are optional. We will keep you updated with water temperature as we get closer to the event but at Dorney Lake it is almost always an optional wetsuit swim.


Bike hire will be available for the event with more details to be added here and communicated to entrants shortly.

Travel & Accommodation

Eton College Rowing Centre, Dorney Lake, Windsor, SL4 6QP

The event will be held at the Olympic rowing venue for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Full on-site parking means you can come and go while the event is taking place, we have showers and toilets aplenty and there is catering in the Boathouse.

Detailed Road, Rail and Taxi Instructions HERE

Accommodation Booking Service

Windsor and Maidenhead Crest

If you require accommodation we recommend using the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s accommodation booking service.

The service operates seven days a week and offers you:

  • Extensive local knowledge of Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot and surrounding areas
  • A match service for your personal requirements
  • Preferential prices
  • A fast and efficient service
  • Known availability
  • Confirmation of booking.

Tickets to major attractions are also available through the Concierge box office service so why not let them help you to make the right choice and ensure your stay is a memorable one!

Accommodation Hotline: +44 (0)1753 743907